Conversations at Judson Park - Smarter Than The Average Bear

Laura Bernstein-Kurtycz
Graduate Research Associate, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Monday, October 07
12-1:30 p.m.

While many studies of animal cognition have focused on our closest cousins, researchers have begun to look outside the Primate order to gain a better understanding of the evolution of cognition. Carnivores differ greatly in behavior, diet, and social structure from primates, yet they demonstrate equally impressive cognitive abilities. Using bears as an example, Bernstein-Kurtycz will explore the complex cognitive abilities of this fascinating branch of mammals.

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Cost includes lunch & complimentary parking.